I spent mine in Halifax, Rebecca toured Dal in an attempt to decide where to study next year, I spent some time with my Mom, went to an amazing store called Bellisimo (my Mom is doing some redecorating) and also stopped by Deb Nelson's new Hali store which was fun. I think in another life I should have been an interior designer, I love that stuff!
I wanted to share my layout from the latest issue of SCT:
My article is about composition and starts on page 35.
I also had the priviledge of snapping some shots of this handsome little guy and his family; 7 days old and absolutely perfect:
Being around a newborn never fails to put a smile on my face and makes me realize that someone up there knows what he's doing.
If any of you were at ScrapFest I hope you had a great time, I know Lisa and the girls work super hard to get these events together!
I am lucky enough to have a few projects in each of them and I cannot wait to see them both IRL! In the meantime, I'll be reading them both online!
I want to thank Hannah for letting me use the photos I took of her for her grad shoot, and my sister and her fam for letting me use my very favourite shot from this shoot.
So, weekend plans?
I am looking forward to a fun wedding reception for a very cute couple as well as finally tweaking my bedroom curtains!
Earth Hour is Saturday night. I think with everything that's been going on with our planet lately, it's more important that ever to show the earth the respect it demands. Earth Hour began in 2007, in Australia. A short 3 years later, 1.3 BILLIONpeople were particpating. Now that's powerful!
Hello and happy weekend! Thanks for all the enthusiastic comments and emails about my return to blogging - I can't promise to blog everyday but I will try my best to keep the momentum up!
Thought I would answer a few questions on this topic. I occasionally get emails asking what the heck is up, sometimes from people I know, sometimes from blog friends, and sometimes from complete strangers. I read and love them all :)
Here's the deal; me and scrapbooking, we kind of needed some space. Truthfully, I became very disheartened with the industry as a whole, and I just got burnt out. I couldn't keep cranking out pages I wasn't feeling good about, pages that falsely portrayed a happy, perfect life. My life is far from that. It's real and it's messy. Sure, there are moments of perfection and happiness, mixed in with everything else!
I also went through allllllllll of my scrapbooks and any page that didn't tell a story or was just created to showcase product, got the heave-ho. Huge relief.
Any product I didn't love was sent on its way.
So now, I scrapbook a bit. I always have a page to accompany my article and I do scrapbooking digitally a fair amount, but that's really it.
This page appeared in my Winter article:
And this page is in the new SCT / PageMaps Calendar and could quite possibly be my favourite page of all time. I love those shots so much and the colour scheme is really fun too:
That assignent came at a time when I felt creatively depleted, so I love it even more now :)
So, I don't really scrapbook a whole lot anymore, and I'm ok with that. You can't force creativity. It'll come back when and if it's ready.
Oh, and for those of you who asked why I wouldn't be at ScrapFest Kitchener, I was all set to head back and a conflict arose. Sometimes life just works that way, sorry ladies! It will, no doubt, be a spectacular event with or without me, Lisa and her team are top notch :)
Wanted to share a couple of published pages, this one in the November issue of Scrapbook Trends Magazine:
And this one in the Janaury/February issue of Simple Scrapbooks! These are some of my favourite pics of Rebecca and her friends getting ready for their Middle School Graduation dance in June - time flies!